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chutzpa

[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-] /ˈhʊt spə, ˈxʊt-/
noun, Slang.
1.
unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2.
audacity; nerve.
Also, chutzpah, hutzpa, hutzpah.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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British Dictionary definitions for hutzpah

chutzpah

/ˈxʊtspə/
noun
1.
(informal) shameless audacity; impudence
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish

hutzpah

/ˈxʊtspə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chutzpah
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Slang definitions & phrases for hutzpah

hutzpa

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adjective

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